Personalized Nutrition - Page 7

Vegans Vitamin A Genetics
November 29, 2016

Can Vegans Get Enough Vitamin A? The Answer may be Genetic

While I am not a full on vegan, I do eat a largely plant based diet and respect the ethical and environmental reasons underlying the Vegan lifestyle. With the popularity… Read More

VDR Gene Osteoporosis Bone Health
November 27, 2016

How VDR Genes Influence Osteoporosis and Bone Health

In a previous post I discussed the potential for excess vitamin D to cause heart issues in people with certain vitamin D receptor (VDR) gene polymorphisms. This post focuses on… Read More

CYP1B1 Gene Estrogen Breast Cancer Risk
November 22, 2016

The CYP1B1 Gene, Estrogen Metabolism, and Cancer Risk

Perhaps you just did some genetic testing and noticed a “mutation” in your CYP1B1 gene. What does this mean? Does it increase your risk for breast cancer? How should changes… Read More

Vegan studies
November 18, 2016

Why your salad needs fat – but not just any fat

Updated August 2nd, 2017  While researching the bioavailability of lycopene yesterday, I came across a series of interesting studies. Lycopene is a well known type of carotenoid, as is beta-carotene…. Read More

Lycopene Tomato Paste
November 16, 2016

The bioavailability of Lycopene: tomato paste trumps vine ripened

For men, the risk of prostate cancer increases as we age. The CDC estimates that 6 out of every 100 men who are 60 years old today will get prostate… Read More

Apples Nutrition
July 20, 2016

Apples and nutrition: the fruit that prevents disease?

“An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” We’ve all heard it from our Mothers, but is it true? Like so many topics in nutrition, who knows what to believe… Read More

Added Sunflower Oil to Products
May 26, 2016

Why is there sunflower oil on my cherries?

I grew up in Michigan, a state well known for the auto industry, but also famous for its delicious cherries. Michigan goes to great lengths to preserve their dominance as… Read More

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